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Thread: Rad requirements
04-23-12, 02:46 PM #1
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I'm looking to cool 2 GTX 580's and a overclocked 2500k I want to know if 1 120.1 rad and a 240.1 rad would be sufficient? I think it should be fine but would like some opinionsCase: Rocketfish Full Tower
CPU: i5 2500K at 4.4 Ghz
MB: MSI Z68A-GD80(G3)
Memory: 16GB Mushkin Blacklines
Video: SLI-GTX 580
Sound: X-fi Titanium HD,Klipsch Pro Media 2.1
Storage: Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240GB
Monitor: Yamakasi Catleap Q270
PSU: Corsair AX1200
04-23-12, 03:39 PM #2
My opinion: You have done nowhere near the required reading. Go read the sticky, there's too much info that you need to know for me to reasonably post.If years were seasons, this December would be the December of our December.
04-23-12, 11:42 PM #3
There are specific stickies on how to calculate your heatload, you should at least get a general understanding of:
Heat load of your parts
Wattage dissipated by a standard 120x3 radiator for radiator comparisons
Know the difference between the classes of radiators
Know what fannage does or doesn't do on the wrong or right rad.
Yep, we can't tell you what you need because you don't know yourself yet.
As a hint, you want as a minimum 120x5 raddage with higher CFM fannage, or more raddage for less noise.I want my old title back.
Old beast is torn down.
Will update later.
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